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biography of Paul DE LONGPRÉ (1855-1911)

Birth place: Lyons, France

Death place: Hollywood, CA

Addresses: NYC (1890-99); Los Angeles, CA (1899-on)

Profession: Painter

Studied: self-taught.

Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1880; NAD, 1892; NYC, 1896; San Francisco, 1894; Boston AC, 1896; Blanchard Gallery, Los Angeles, 1900; Hoover Gallery, Hollywood, 1913

Comments: At twelve years of age, he was in Paris painting flowers on fans and at twenty-one his first oil painting was accepted at the Salon. In 1896 he had his first exhibition in New York, which consisted entirely of floral subjects, and it was a great success, establishing him as a leading floral painter. In 1899 de LongprÈ bought a large Moorish-style house in Hollywood, where the acres of flowers about his home made it a local tourist attraction.

Sources: WW10; Hughes, Artists of California, 142; For Beauty and for Truth, 43 (w/repro.)

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